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THOMAS MAYOR - FINDING THE HEART OF THE NATION
The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth
Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm.
Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 key people, Thomas taps into a deep sense of our shared humanity. The voices within these chapters make clear what the Uluru Statement is and why it is so important.
This is a book for all Australians.

Jul 8, 2020 07:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Published by Hardie Grant Publishing
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Thomas Mayor
Author - Finding the Heart of the Nation
Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As a union official for the Maritime Union of Australia in his early thirties, Thomas found his voice on the wharves. Thomas has tirelessly advocated for the proposals in the Uluru Statement from the Heart since being a part of its development and endorsement. He has written about his journey in his first book, Finding the Heart of the Nation – the journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth. A children’s version of the book, Finding Our Heart, will be published in June 2020.
Corrina Eccles
Facilitator
Corrina Eccles is a proud Wadawurrung woman, living on Wadawurrung country with five generations of her family. Her learning journey started as a young woman and is still continuing to this day. Corrina strongly believes that knowing her history, culture and language are the things that make her strong, and that her commitment to the sharing this knowledge and educating those around her keeps the spirit, voice and traditions of Wadawurrung people alive. As a Cultural Education Manager, Corrina engages in educational sessions for children, both in schools and on country, as well as for adults and businesses in the wider Geelong area. Caring for and nurturing of country is also a passion of Corrina’s, ensuring that no further harm to our country and waterways occurs. To this end she is active on various boards and in recognition of this work she has been awarded the First Nations Woman of the Year Award by the City of Greater Geelong, and is a finalist in the 2020 Woman of the Year.